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Contributor Announcement November 2021

November 30, 2021


As of November 2021, we welcome one new contributor to the ZDHC Community.

As a Brand:

River Island is a space where fashion-inspired individuals form real connections and find real gems. They celebrate guilt-free self-expression and spread joy with clothing to make every day special, no matter the occasion. Because fashion is better when we come together. With over 60 years of experience as a fashion retailer, River Island is one of the most well-known and loved brands on the High Street. They have 255 stores across the UK and Ireland, 10 Wholesale partners covering Europe, the US, and Middle East Markets, and a well-established online customer base.


To date, River Island has implemented a Restricted Substance List (RSL) to ensure that none of their products contain harmful chemicals and are safe for their customers to enjoy. By joining the ZDHC Foundation’s Roadmap to Zero Programme, River Island continues to further develop its commitments towards eliminating harmful chemicals from its entire value chain, with the use of ZDHC tools like the ZDHC Manufacturers Restricted Substance List (MRSL), within the next 24 months.


‘The unique partnership model that ZDHC offers, bringing Brands and Retailers together with Suppliers and Chemical Manufacturers, has made the decision to join [the Roadmap to Zero Programme] the logical next step in our Sustainability journey.  We are looking forward to learning from other members and to contribute as much as we can in support of improving our industry’s chemical footprint’.                                                                                                                                

-Jose Arguedas, Head of CSR